LIVE ON STAGE UNDER THE BIG TOP Stories Old and New
This is a matinee especially for children of all ages featuring a variety of classic short stories, fables and folk tales including THE BREMERTOWN MUSCIANS and an adaptation of THE GIVING TREE by Shel Silverstein. Three tales written and adapted for Tent Troupe by Valerie Tripp, author of the American Girl series, complete the afternoon’s live program..
The interactive format begins at 1:45pm with a lively pre-show with singing and dancing followed by the featured stories which present a fresh look at old tales and modern stories that have up-to-date messages for us all.
7:45 PM Family
THE CURIOUS SAVAGE By John Patrick
This entertaining and fanciful comedy is the story of Mrs. Ethel Savage who has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. Seeing they cannot get hold of it, the stepchildren commit Mrs. Savage to a “sanatorium” hoping to bring her to her senses. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems motivated at times by greed and dishonesty.